It’s finally happening – the moment fans of the Age of Empires franchise have been eagerly awaiting for years. The beloved strategy game, Age of Empires 2: Definitive Edition, is making its way to Xbox consoles and Xbox Game Pass in January.
For those who may not be familiar, Age of Empires 2: Definitive Edition is a remastered version of the original Age of Empires 2 game, which was first released back in 1999. The remastered version was released on PC in 2019, and it’s been a hit with both new and old fans alike, thanks to its improved graphics, new civilizations, and 4K support.
But now, Xbox players will finally have the chance to experience this classic game for themselves. According to a tweet from the Xbox Twitter account, Age of Empires 2: Definitive Edition will be available for pre-install on Xbox Game Pass starting January 31. It can also be preordered for Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S.
This is great news for Xbox gamers who’ve been waiting for a chance to dive into the Age of Empires universe. The game offers hours of entertainment as players build up their civilization, train armies, and compete against other civilizations to become the ultimate ruler.
But Age of Empires 2: Definitive Edition isn’t just a rehash of the original game – it comes with a host of new features and improvements. The game includes new civilizations, like the Lithuanians and the Tatars, and new campaigns, including The Last Khans, which covers the Mongol Empire. There’s also a new spectator mode, which allows players to watch other players’ matches, and a new “Historical Battles” mode that lets players relive some of the most iconic battles in history.
The game also comes with improved graphics, including 4K support, and new sound effects and music. These enhancements really bring the game to life and make it feel like a brand-new experience.
It’s clear that Age of Empires 2: Definitive Edition is much more than a simple port of the original game. It’s a fully-fledged remastered version that offers new content, improved graphics, and a host of new features. Xbox players can look forward to experiencing all of this when the game releases on January 31.
Multiplayer Experience: Co-op and Competitive Gameplay for up to 8 Players Online
The highly-anticipated release of Age of Empires 2: Definitive Edition on Xbox consoles and Xbox Game Pass is finally here. After its initial debut on PC in 2019, strategy game enthusiasts can now experience the remastered classic on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Xbox Game Pass starting January 31st. Fans can gear up for the launch by pre-installing the game via Xbox Game Pass or preordering it directly on their Xbox console.
One of the standout features of Age of Empires 2: Definitive Edition is its extensive multiplayer capabilities. Players can engage in both cooperative and competitive gameplay with up to eight people online. This allows for a dynamic and ever-changing gaming experience as players strategize and compete against one another.
In addition to the multiplayer options, Age of Empires 2: Definitive Edition offers a comprehensive single-player campaign with over 15 civilizations to choose from, each with their own unique units and technologies. The game also includes a new expansion, The Last Khans, which adds four new civilizations and three new campaigns.
The game is available for $20 for those who wish to purchase it on Xbox One or Xbox Series X|S, or for Xbox Game Pass members, it can be pre-installed now and play it on January 31st, with no additional cost for the membership. Age of Empires 2: Definitive Edition is a must-have for strategy game fans and a welcome addition to the Xbox family of games.
The Legacy of Age of Empires 2
Age of Empires 2 was first released in 1999, and it quickly became a fan-favorite. The game’s combination of real-time strategy and historical accuracy made it a hit with players of all ages and skill levels. The game’s campaign mode, in which players control one of 13 civilizations throughout history, was particularly well-received. Players could choose to control the Aztecs, the Chinese, the Byzantines, and more, each with their own unique strengths and weaknesses.
The game’s multiplayer mode was also a huge draw, allowing players to compete against each other in real-time battles. Age of Empires 2’s multiplayer community was incredibly active, and it was not uncommon for players to spend hours upon hours playing against each other.